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Peterpatter

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    Canberra
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    Cruising & travel, watching someone else do the gardening
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    Princess floats my boat
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    Champagne Beach Vanuatu

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  1. If you were a little worse for wear that night then perhaps you imagined the whole thing Maybe next time you take your hangers down just before you go to bed after the steward has checked the laundry bag off his list of things to do. Then there is no chance they will be audaciously rehung and this will never happen again He needs access to your wardrobe and just because the Minis have a door on them is irrelevant and in no way a privacy issue. Although you state you were told the partion was opened in readiness for the next day I can’t believe that was necessary or remotely likely that it was or that they would tell you that either. It would be on the morning instructions. i reckon the catch worked loose over time Now I really know that a polite phone call to the desk to have it relatched was equally unlikely as a personal confrontation is so much more effective and so satisfying The $50 was the tip I gave to our steward. It seems that if you always put in a disclaimer before making a formal complaint then you are probably listed as a serial complainant Finally should our audacious steward take care of us as well in January I will give him another glowing report (that’s two good ones to your bad one) - it’s the big picture in action May his career be long and prosperous Well it’s been a lot of fun keeping this thread alive and thank you for such a fertile entertaining post to begin with but enough is enough. Hope to have a beer with you one day so we can take up where we left off ! cheers
  2. Ok if you are afraid to use a towel because of massive repercussions for potentially breaching your cruise contract try using your initiative instead. i gave our steward a glowing report which should easily cancel out your rant and a well earned $50. I think I will be pampered in January on my next Majestic voyage Perhaps I should ask him for his version of events and show him yours. I too am suite/elite but I am very different to some Happy cruising
  3. Hi there Aus Traveller Couldnt agree more about sleeping with that racket going on. I think a polite call to the service desk would have resecured the partition regardless of how it came loose. In the meantime in consideration for affected neighbours it would probably be a good idea to prevent it from banging while waiting. Even use a towel to tie the damn thing up. I will take a tip from our experienced cruiser and secure empty coat hangers on the last cruise night just in case the racket becomes unbearable. Hate to live on a busy street or a railway line with no one to complain to - sure puts coat hangers to shame. I love the swell roll coming through Sydney heads which is when the coat hangers are at their worst. Use this as the best alarm clock in the world and get up and be inspired by the best harbour in the world at its best with or without the ferries. Not ever going to apologise for my glass being half full. The little mishaps are funny stories to share later in my book. Happy cruising to all
  4. Hi Bris41 I was on your cruise forward starboard corner CC mini L107. Our steward was Noel as in Christmas and he was excellent I would suggest that the last night (last Thursday ) there was very little movement detected up front on Majestic (I went to bed late) and puzzled re coat hanger rattles. Although they were empty as were ours. Reckon to just tie them up next time was a good idea We communicate well with cabin staff and can’t imagine how opening a balcony divider on the last night would save the steward any real time on the following reset day. Are you sure it wasn’t opened by neighbours ? Just doesn’t seem to be any advantage in time to the steward when they have to check the balcony when you vacate anyway. Got me ol’mate
  5. Aus traveller is correct In the extreme It is possible to be elite with princess in 6 days. You would need to do 5 one night cruises in a suite on your own 1 credit for cruise 1 credit for solo 1 credit for suite x 5 cruises = 15 cruise credits Cruise again on day 6 and enjoy your black card benefits. There are plenty one day repo cruises between Vancouver and Seattle. Some locals do just that to accumulate cheap credits or top up for a future world cruise where elite status is really handy especially with tender ports and laundry Also plenty of two day repo cruises from Sydney This is probably the least enjoyable and mercenary way to get over the line. The reason for the dual qualifier I think might be that 150 cruise days can be difficult to reach if you are not retired or you have a young family so the 15 cruise target is there to keep the demographic balanced. This allows passengers of working age who probably spend more than the retirees to be motivated by the loyalty programme to cruise more often win win I figure.
  6. We are in M107 Syd - Singapore in Feb for 19 days but it's not club class for that cruise. I can wish
  7. Hope the lions take it out ! Guess it just pays to treat regular fare checking as a profitable hobby. This is the first last minute one I've snapped up. ive always had the best bargain on first release day as I also like to plan leave even nearly two years out around the best cruises plus the fare just seems to escalate as the date gets closer if you select a popular cruise early. Still not as much fun as actually stepping aboard though
  8. That's a great deal alright especially if you can still select your cabin plus OBC maybe a slow seller which is not that common with newer ships but great when it happens woo hoo !
  9. Another bargain alert just booked today Majestic Princess weekend cruise 3 nights Syd - Syd to nowhere 27th-30th Sept 2019 Scored mini suite with my cabin of choice for $40 more than the cheapest inside cabin ($640) All balcony,deluxe balcony and deluxe premium balcony were hundreds of dollars more than the mini suite category Go figure all categories were available until shortly after I booked this afternoon and then the princess site showed cruise fully booked out. im sure it's not booked out instead I think I finally found a category pricing mistake on the Princess website (at last) and they took the cruise off the market to reset. Probably explains why my princess cruise planner unusually left me on hold a couple times to check when I jumped on the phone and booked one of many available cabins I am interested to see what happens overnight (maybe it's is fully booked but I doubt it.) Now all I need is a visit from the upgrade fairy to really cement the win ! Might be worth checking tomorrow to see if a bargain is still there if you want a little weekend afloat
  10. For goodness sake it's a legit government (Kiwis God bless them ) taking a bit of extra care wot grubs get in to their beautiful shaky Isles There is no Nigerian connection ere mate i trust the Kiwis as blood brothers to us Aussies forever amen. Their security is every bit as good as ours and maybe even better because .. Well ... There's less of 'em you paranoid buggers make me sick
  11. I can't see what the problem is No one cares folks ...just enjoy your travels byand your life. You are not important at all to anybody outside your bubble and the more indignant you get the less important you really are. What are the chances you are a dodgy suspect ???? Do you have a problem with security scrutiny at airports ? Cruise ships? To keep you safe from people who may want to kill everyone on board ? I didn't think so - sadly safety is an enforcement not a privacy right anymore So you have already forfeited any privacy by operating a smart phone anyway (THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE) - who you called and for how long plus every electronic key you press is there on the ether for ever So it really is ok for a country to do what it needs to keep its people safe Just remember if you are paranoid about privacy - no else cares about you ... Just the bad guys - so sadly you are not even on the radar no matter how much you wish you were If you want to ruin your holiday and be paranoid way above any real threat to your privacy go right ahead. Just lock your door and stay home You need to realise that THEY who try to keep you alive don't give a damn about your indignation or you either. ( no matter how important you feel you are )They are searching for the bad guys The world has changed and we need to get used to it I think I can cope with a non issue like this
  12. Just a reminder folks - the sun drenched sale finishes tomorrow. Really good to see a promo that has a real significant benefit to offer, and even better that you are able to upgrade too
  13. Sorry about the caps lock before - I was distracted by a glass of red. I guess what I mean is that the world has changed forever whether we like it or not and we will need to endure some imposts that we are not accustomed to, especially as Australians and Kiwi's. Sometimes it may appear to be an invasion of privacy when really it has become necessary due to increased risk. I think the benefit outways the risk. I, like Lyndarra have no problem with this. Is there anyone out there that objects to security scrutiny at airports to minimise risk to passengers? Cruise ships ? I didnt think so. If you have ever watched border security it is standard procedure to screen mobile phones to assist in the evaluation of the true intentions of suspect visitors e.g bona fide tourist or if you have made arrnagements to work and stay illegally or engage in criminal activity. I assume the only password they need is to unlock the phone. If you dont agree you are on the first plane out. I doubt we will ever return to the blissful innocence some of us are old enough to have experienced,
  14. My take on this is that if you have nothing to hide there is no issue secondly if it keeps us safe there is no issue thirdly I support increased vigilance to achieve the second objective Sometimes it helps to know who the bad guys are We need to support those who are doing everything they can to keep us safe If you are paranoid about privacy the moment you operate a mobile phone or social media - YOU FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY YOUSELF TRUE ENOUGH GUT ???
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